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PROFESSIONAL CARD 3.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Offlee "la Mitchell
Lynde t new block.
r JACKSOX k HURST,
ATTOBKST8 AT LAW. Office In Back Island
AsUona'. Bank Building, Rock Ittviil. III.
. . iniimT. o. i ttun.
ATTOR!KT8 COUNSELLORS AT LAW
OfSce in BecgBUm's block. Rocs Island. Li.
McEMRY & McESlBf,
ATTORN ETH AT LAW Loan tooney on eood
ecaiity.raaas collections, Keferenee, Mitch
11 Lynde. banker. Offloe in Fostofflee block.
S. TV. ODELl,
ATTORVET AT LAW Formerly of Port Byron,
and durinir th pant two years with the firm of
Browninr A Entriken at Moline. ha now opened
an office in the Auditorium cuLdicg. room 5, at
E. M. SALA, Mi D.
Ofice orer Krell A Math's Restaurant.
In office at all hoar.
t?TSpeeial Office Honrs : to 11 a. m., 2 to 4
and T to 8 p. m.
TEt-rraosE No. 1U9.
DR. CHAS. M. HOBIXSON,
Eye, Ear,. Nose and Throat
Office MeCnlloogh Baildin. 1U W. 3d St.
Hoars : 9 to II am ; 1 to 4 pm.
DR. E. B. JOHNSTON,
Office, 223 Brady St Davenport,
fOTBB ReTTJOLDS Jt GlFTOBD'b.
From 9 to IS a. m.
8 to 4 p. m.
Diseases of Women a Specialty.
Drs. Myers & Holderead,
Physicians and Surgeons,
Specialties Surgery and Diseases of Women
CornT Seco-id avenae and Fifteenth street
Telephone, lft J. Office hoars erenings
7 to .
Dr. Myers, from 10 to 12 am and 8 to 5 pm ; Sun
day 18 to 1 ; resilience 2od ave t telephone 1300.
Dr. Holderead. from 8 to 10 am and 1 to 3 pm ;
Sunday. 8:J to 10:3 ; residence at office; tele
phone 114 1.
Room 13 !u Mitchell ft Lynle's new block.
OR. J. E. HAWTHQRKE,
Teeth extracted without pa'.n by the new
m No 1716 8econd avenue, over Krell Math's.
DRS. BICKEL A SCHOEMAKER
Mitchell & Lynde'a Block. Rooms 2-31.
Repreul. anions other i!mc-tned and wel
known Fire Insurance Companies be following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England.
Weschestcr Fire Ins. Company of N. Y.
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester, W. .
Citisens Iri. Co.. of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ban Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., of California.
Security Ins Co.. New Hiven, Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. O)., Milwaokee, Wis
German r ire Ins. ccof Peoria, 111,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. M. BUFORD,
General . .
The old Fire an 1 Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rates as low as any reliable company can afford.
Your Patronage is solicited.
A ries of Sir Concerts wllljbe plven by
PitOF. OTT'J'd MILITARY BAND,
20 PIECES 20
Almision 50 cents Ladies accompanied with
gentlemen f rre. .. . .
Taxe Kim street electric cars rlirict to grounds
E. OTTO. Manager.
Bvth'! wonderful SOUTHWORTH FREEZER,
n.ti-nted March IWH. All kinds of Ices mada iu
.tantly. The ureau.lt sell'njj article mantfae
or d Ajrent are selling 2J per week. Pries $5.
i:)Ztr Salesmen wanted
Aurtre'S Tne Sont'jworth Freezer C Box 351,
Mid ilotown, r. -
Dr. Gv'5 rrpcbYitaiiis
"i ou i c n Vol ITIVI wir mt
t .," ,4- V r x 5 A C DEBILITY MW UsT
..n? .tinll katwttlk iTNli tl.lftf W'MttCVf
A CARGO OF ASPHALT.
A STICKY SUBSTANCE THAT IS
IMPORTED FOR OUR ROADS.
Trinidad's Lake of Boiling Pitch Which
Is Used ia Making Asphalt Something?
Abont the Island and Its Worker.
Row the Stnfl Is Handled.
The asphalt barks from the West Indies)
are abont the only vessels outside the coast
ing schooners that ever favor Washington
with a visit. Two of them are lyim? off the
wharf at the foot of New Hampshire ave
nue, and are well worth a visit.
Down in the hold the cargo looks like
the edge of a dead lava field, black and
seamed, and apparently as hard as rock;
but the hardness is deceptive. Break up a
bushel of the "pitch, as it is known to the
trade, and pile the fragments on top of the
big asphalt field which fills the whole of
the lower deck, and by tomorrow morning
they would disappear, sunken slowly back
into the parent mass. This slow running
quality makes the cargo one of the most
detested among the captains in the island
trade, for when the ship has been listed
over to port or starboard for a couple of
days, while running before a .strong wind,
the whole carso will quietly shift over and
have to be broken np and trimmed back
to its proper position to keep the ship on
Trinidad, the Wand from which prac
tically all the asphalt of the world is now
drawn, is a British possession in the West
Indies. It was one of the little spots of
terra firm a against which Columbus ran,
when in 1408 he pushed his explorations
farther westward in search of that mari
ners' phantasm, the northwest passage.
The Island was then inhabited solely by
Caribs, a wild and warlike, but withal in
telligent, race, not unlike the North Amer
ican Indians, peculiar in their language,
which, like the Choctaw of our own west
ern tribe, has been mastered by few if any
white men. For many years the island
remained a neglected dependency of Spain,
with a constantly dwindling population,
mostly natives and imported negroes. In
1797 it passed into the hands of the British
government and has remained an Knglish
There are but two towns of importance
on the island Port of Spain and San Fer
nando. These live mostly by their im
ports, the chief productions of the island
beyond its own necessities being asphalt
and cocoanuts. The sugar crop is large,
but it does not pay to export it. The pop
ulation of the towns is mixed. English is
the court language, but the majority of
the people are negroes, descendants of the
old slave stock, who talk a patois of min
gled French, Spanish and Knglish that is
described as the 'most back handedest
Iin;o" any heathen ever invented.
Some of the original Caribs are still to
be found amoiig the island people, but
they arc rapidly disappearing, and in their
place is now seen the ii:ijortd cooly. The
cooly trade, which was originally insti
tuted to furnish cheap labor for the plan
tations, was in former times a terrible dis
grace to the inlands and partook of more
than aii the horrors of the African slave
trade. Thousands of the miserable Asiat
ics were silt-rifled in the business by the
greed and inhumanity of the masters who
brought them over, and although imported
under the guise of a labor contract, not
one in hundreds of them ever lived to re
turn home. Stringent laws governing the
traflic are now enacted, however, and, what
is more to the purpose, are well enforced,
and many of the coolies by the time they
have served their tight years' contract out
are well to do citizens, being paid for their
work by the piece and saving nearly all
The great pitch lake, which is the chief
wonder and attraction of the i- hind, is sit
uated in a low, sandy stretch of the south
west coast, near Cape Corbaray. The sur
rounding country is low and malarial, in
striking contrast to the high hills and rich
woodlands of the coast farther back. The
lake is owned by the British government
and leased by it to un American firm which
controls the trade fr the United States.
Their present lease lias forty-two years yet
to run. The laborers are all negroes, even
the coolies shrinking from the heat and
low fevers of the place. The lake itself
is about a mile in diameter, hard at the
edges and softening toward the middle.
The surface is continually changing, ap
parently from some subterranean action,
and little oases of dry hind and even trees
and shrubs will disappear in a single
night and fresh islands of soil be reared in
The lake is in all probability merely an
unusually large deposit of bitumen or soft
coal that has undergone its transforma
tion from decaing vegetable matter in
contact with water, and too near the sur
face for the earth pressure alove to harden
it thoroughly. Hundreds of the negroes
the year around toil at the lake's edge,
taking out cargo after cargo from the sup
ply that seems never to diminish. They
work under overseers of their own color
and are paid tit the rate of seventy-two
cents a day. The asphalt crust is broken
up with picks and crowbars, and is loaded
on dump carts druwn by a single sun dried
mule, in whom the constant boiling tem
perature seems to have concentrated all
thf native meanness of his species.
The carts crunch through it long sandy
road down to the wharf at the water's
edge, where the load isdumped and carried
by wheelbarrows on board the lighters,
which in turn carry it out to the ships, ly
ing a half mile out in the shoal water.
The rough lumps of pickings are hoisted
on board in baskets and piled in the hold,
where they sinkdown into a compact mass,
requiring a fresh filling the next day, and
so on till the solid cargo is completed.
When the vessel reaches its port of dis
charge the a-jphalt has to be broken up
again before it can be removed from the
hold. Owing to the viiscus Quality of the
native "pitch," it has in the course of ages
filtered through the sandy soil around tho
lakes, and of late the company has been
threatened by a rival, which has begun
mining operations on the island not far
from the confines of the older company's
territory, uncovering great fields of the
asphalt that is, if unytbing, better after
its filtering process than the original de
posit. Washington Post.
Poets Who Wero Little.
Byron stood 5 feet 8 in his stockings
a liberal allowance of inches for a poet.
But his friend Tom Aloore redresses
this disturbance of the average. Moore
never reached five fuct, save in hi3 verses,
the first of which, by the bye, he published
under the pen name "Thomas Little."
And when at length lie defied the mask
some impudent wag hailed the change
with the undeniable assertion, "Moore was
Little and little is Moore."
We trust that Mr. Swinburne, the night
ingale of ou Nineteenth century "singing
birds," will forgive us for branding him
a . every is.ch a poet, even to the fewness
of his inches. Gentleman's Magazine.
Among the thousands of testimonials
of cores by Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure,
is that of Nathan Ahi.ons, a well-known
citizen of Olen Rock, Pa , who for years
had shortness of breath, sleeplessness,
pain in left side, shoulders, smothering
spells, etc.; one bottle of Dr. Miles' New
Heart Cure and one box of Nerve and
Liver Pills, cured h m. Peter Jaquet,
Salem, N J, is another witness, who for
twenty years suffered with heart disease,
was pronounced incurable by pbjEicians,
death stared him in the face, could not
lie down for fear of smotherine to death .
Immediately afier using the N;w Cure
he felt belter and could lie down and
sleep all night, and is now a well mac.
The New Cure is sold, also free book, by
Hartz & Bahnsen.
Hot Spring. Skin Soap.
Prepared principally from me evap
orated waters of the Hot Sprlrgs, Arkan
sas. Delightful for the toilet. The
healing powers of the Hot Springs of
Arkansas have long bees known and rec
ognized by the medical profess:on all
over the country. The manufacturers
believe that in presenting to the public
their Hot Springs Skin Sop, tbey have
given a wonderful opportunity for pre
venting all kinds of skin disorders, and
believe that their patrons will be well re
paid by its constant use. For ssle by all
druggists. Hartz & Bahnsen wholesale
Hile.' Nerve and Liver Pills.
Act on anew principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowel, through the
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills speedily cure billiousness, bad taste,
torpid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
Smallest, mildest, surest! 50 doses 25
cents. Samples free at Hartz & Uahn
Mrs. Amanda Paisley
For many years an esteemed communicant of
Trinity Episcopal church, Xewburgh, N. Y.,
.V.vrnvs savs Tftiiak Yens' to Hood's Sar
sni.arilla. s!i safteredfor years from Emns
i.sid Nrrofnla sores on "her face, head and
e;ir-. making lierdeaf nearly a year, and affec-t-ini;
her sight. To the surprise ol her friend
Has effected a cure and she can now hear and
see .is well as ever. For full particulars of her
ca-ie send to C. I. Hooo & Co.. Lowell. Mass.
HOOD'C PlLLS are hand made, and are per
fect in condition, proportion and appearance.
TO THE AFFLICTED!
Wh j pay his f ami to quacks when the hem
medical trentnKT.t can be bad fur reason
able jviresof The Ieru Chemical Co.. pre
parea Iroro the pretMTipUnnaor Or. W ill-
tairu,a pnyMci&noi world-wide rvpatei
nil LC lil-U U"?nr.! from ruina
IHJnu ML!! and Nerroua liebihtT
IjOM f Memory, Despondency, etc
eariy inaiscreiwnsoroiDercu!3s; aiao
A CCD tlC II wtr experience a weakness
80 L.U Hltfl inadvaoceof theiryeanvKid-
ne and Bladder troubles, etc, will Ond our Mnibod
of Treatment a S.ife, Certain and Speedy CUKK.
SEMINAL PASTILLES. rXrl
nfcnjretbetx)veaiiment. Lr. ilimma.
wboh.iSBlv. - ppecifil attention to tho
diseases for many years, prescribes Serai
nnl latil!fs which act directly upon Ue
dlmnwd organ h, and restore viitur better
than Stomach Metficinc. as they are not
ch n nted by th e irriatric j a ice and req uireao
Change of dietor interruption it. business.
HOME TREATMENT f roai lfto'.4days.
coxtinK from K.rt UttliAH, nxed irith at,
1 aiIIm. inprMfurnvM' I hi-.- v rpnr i.. Tlc
Williams yrvate practice. Give them a trial.
CPPflFlP Un PI f"rtbe Kidney-sand BlaiMorcnrw
vrLuirio nj,0I rH-.-nt raen in ono to four 3uy
I!TPIIIC ClITDfCUIP !i,,rr Cure fur al' fortiieo.
I'.'.', or write fKrCaulmrueiuid li.toru.nl.Loij bctc
Cc-rr uiun? vTier AMr
T' 12 PESg CHC.'illC'L CO..
"r' WisrwH S' "ft v ic. t.i; K.Efc. l
W ashes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains especially.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
TVlenhonp No. 1214
Outfit that very properly contains a supply of
which adds to the enjoyment of all the other
dainties, and makes a picnic a picnic indeed.
A 25 cent package makes 5 gallons of this
very popular beverage.
Don't be deceived if a dealer, for the sake
of larger profit, tells you some other kind
13 "'just ai good" 'tis false. No imitation
is as good as the genuine Hiaas'.
Inltm! rerttclne. will era any wm of Trtlcr. But
naUr bow gMtiMU orloostndUif. bold tr drwtfisla,
br nail tor W nm. l 8.i.lllS. Ad-.1J.
iJZm So. r mstlnliOiia. Pa. akyosrdnisajcU.
made easy Manufacturing
Kubber Stamps. Send for
Price List of Outfits, to
J. F. W. Dorman & Co.,
217 East German Street,
lialtimore, ML U. 8. A.
BIKES CHILD BIRTH EASY.
Colvin, I.a-, Dec. 2, 1830. ZIy wife used
HCTi:rr.'S FEIEKD beforo her third
confinement, and cays she v.-ou.Id not be
without it for liuntireds of dollars.
Ser.i by errrss on raceipt of price. $1 JO per bot
tle. Book " Xo Mothers " mailed free.
BRAOriELO REGULATOR CO
roa aata t sixDRueaiaTs. 4 ATt-ATiTA, GA.
1LD BY H&HTZ tt BaS3R3
rr WILL MOT
H" YOU TAKi
iSOO Bevrsird for aav
jorioaa sobsiance fooM
in these Capeeleev
Will Cure any
Vtofiw rwfnnsd tf aot
as we say. Sent postpaid
ct receipt of price,
I'm satyFlTS Centa.
NORMAN LIOHTY. taHII.T O.IIIWT.
Da Molnaa. Iowa.
Forsale b ah dragistt Hartz & Bannsen
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave,
Succeeds the Moline Savings Bank. Organized 1369
5 PEE CENT. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS.
Organised under State Lsws.
Open from 9 a. m. to S p. m., and Wednesday and
Saturday nights from 7 to 8.
Honrs R SancifER, - - President
n. A. Aihworth, - - Vice-President
C. F. EBHCSwaT. - Cashier
Porter Skinner. W. W. Wells,
C A. Rose. M. A. Alnsworth,
G. H. Edwards, W. H. Adams.
Andrew Fr.be re, C F. Hemenway,
3 TO 6 DAYS.
r AN ABSOLUTE CURE FOR
WILL NOT CAUSE
STRICTURE, ask for!
Bio Q no pain, no stain.
FULL INSTRUCTORS WITH EACH J
eOTTLC AT AlL DRUGGIST. ,
C-n tril Chemical Co
L lucasro ana ron&.
T. H. THOMAS. Sole Aj?ent,
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
It is the best Soap made
For W a-hing Machiue use.
WARNQCX & RALSTON.
Ton are d gging yosr own graves by the con
stant use of vicious drags and pills. Stool Send
immediately for onr electric device "Electrode."
Sim lc to nsc aad certain in action, urcd with
impnnity at any period, a perfect protection to
hnlth. Use this and avoid the horrible effects "f
co-s;ant drnirRinii, electricity will not fail. It
is instant relief and a pi-rmanent cure for all fe
ma c weakness Pa ce 2 Will he sent on trial
to Bnj"Bi eendin? 50 cents to pay for sending
and soiline. When convinced ol i s value send
balance $1 50. Sent sealed.
LONlKC ELECTRIC CJ., Pcor alll.
T. O. Box, 415.
X2 rt. SANDER'S
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Ins. I i.allnn.., .fwi.lt of HM'v thfi-rf Vf.AK
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Easilv. Ouicklv. Prmanantlv rtottored,
akncM, KrroBncM, ltehl'.stT. and all
tb train f evils Irtini early emro later excesses,
the results of overwork, sickness, worry, etc Full
atrengUi, development, and tn sr' vvn Uj every
oivan and portion of tho body. LSituple. natural
methodB. Immediate Improvement sen. Failure
tmposstble. 2.I1H) rclorrmcs. BHk. cxplanaUouf
maa prtKrn mauea fsoatea iroe. an reB
ERIE MED'CAL ClQ - Jf PAl.
JFFALO. M V
Impart, i- -riiinint tm.rparr i-'T "o Kkio. Ra
moTVr" crn.i-Kv. ;eoi:.rs and .i ttfioiaUons. Fo
nal by nivici.ft ar:. .it. c ".tviito for sO cta
GEO. P. STATJDTJHAE,
Plans and superintendence for all class of
Rooms 58 and 55, Mitchell A Lynde building
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Wapn Co.,
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
A foil and complete line of Platform and other Spring Wagons, especially aaaptea to the
Western trade, of superior workmanship and finish. Illustrated Price List free on
application. See the MOLINB WAGuN before purchasing.
t-Try our brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. J Telephone Ne. 1103. 1700 Third Ave.
WE ARE ALWAYS IN IT WITH
THE FINEST OF
Bread, Cakes, Buns and Pies
In the city.
Deliverv wagons alwava on thH ro;icL Parties rlimirnnq nf
having them stop at their residences, will please notify the
same at our premises.
MUNEOE, DeRUE & ANDERSON.
First-class Hotel and RestaurarT, Alarket Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
J3TGood Rooms by day or nigh:.
UNDERBILL & GLASS, Proprietors.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of brass, bronie and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and temper. Hake
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shop isd Orncx At 1S11 First avenue, near Ferry landing. - - KOCK ISLAND.
J. MAGER, Proprietor.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ol Carpenter "Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Offie and Shoo 121 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAND
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Cents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second itenoe, Rocs Island. Ill
GEOEGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenue, Comer of Sixteenth 8tre-1, - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars alwavs on Hand
free Lunch Kvery Day
8.ndwicht- Furnished on Short Not ce
You can save money by trading at the Old Re'iable
o AND lO CENT STORE,
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Glassware and Wooden
MRS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 THird Ave.
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tlld Sflomt, and fh s.e-. l,tn..von t1 1m1UtmI Ki'ti.nto ns Btiulied .
Married I.if". rh-n-W ri;n for tir wnrdrrfnl l.U. ml let
"r ". "ATHKATl'S 1iIM!:n ixlT." To rny etracr a,.n v.- . "1 aiatl one
" : cop- ".uuitily o, i plnln sealed corer. "AMwf Si. ir. .. c sinv1
. ...,J TKfc. CRIE MECA1. CO.. BUFALC. t-